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October 21 & 22, 2016
Fountain Learning Commons  ::  Acadia University


Friday, October 21st, 2016
Our Excluded Past: WW1 and Discriminatory Enlistment
Today's events sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada

5:00 PM  


6:00 PM 



7:00 PM 

8:00 PM

Registration at Fountain Commons

(click here for map and parking instructions)

Reception with refreshments


Poster session showcasing student research

Film screening, Honour Before Glory, a one-hour docudrama by Anthony Sherwood, based on his great-uncle William A. White’s wartime diaries.

Audience question and answer session with Anthony Sherwood.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

8:00 AM



9:00 AM


9:45 AM




11:15 AM


11:30 AM



12:00 PM 

Breakfast (included in registration fee) & registration


Poster session showcasing student research

Welcoming remarks and greetings

Panel:  The Reverend William A. White:  Faith, Courage and Community

Chair:  Dr. Leslie Oliver

Panelists:  Nancy Oliver-MacKenzie; Pat Townsend; Danielle Pittman

Refreshments (included in registration fee)

Keynote sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada, James W. St. G. (Jim) Walker:  (Coloured) in Context: The No. 2 and the White Man’s War

Lunch  (included in registration fee)

1:30 PM                 







3:00 PM


3:30 PM

5:00 PM

Panel:  The No. 2 Construction Battalion:  They Fought to Fight

Chair:  Sylvia Parris

Panelists:  Hyacinth Simpson; Melissa N. Shaw; Isaac Saney

Refreshments (included in registration)

Panel:  African Canadian Experience in WWI: Commemoration and the Creation of Public Memory

Chair:  Afua Cooper

Panelists:  Keith Mercer; Craig Smith; Brian Gilchrist; Anthony Sherwood

Book signings

  • Lindsay Ruck

  • Anthony Sherwood

  • Jim Walker

6:00 PM                     




8:00 PM

Gala Dinner (included in registration fee)


George Borden "Black Soldier's Lament"

Afua Cooper "Negro Cemeteries"

Closing remarks

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